Congressman Johnson announces $9.6 million in COVID-19 aid for La. law enforcement

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La. | Source: AP Photo / Patrick Semansky

BOSSIER CITY, La. (Johnson Press) - Congressman Mike Johnson has announced that the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement has been awarded $9.6 million in COVID-19 emergency supplemental funding from the Justice Department.

The funding will aid state and local law enforcement in their efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

“With all hands deck working to slow the spread of COVID-19, our state’s resources have been spread thin. Louisiana law enforcement needs all the help they can get as they work tirelessly to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our communities and inside our detention facilities,” said Johnson. “This award will go to good use by helping provide overtime, personal protective equipment, and other provisions needed by law enforcement, as well as helping to meet the medical needs of inmates and staff in our state and local correctional facilities.”

This funding was authorized under FY2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) that was signed into law on March 6.

For more information about the Justice Department’s COVID-19 response visit their website here.

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